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George Herbert BLYTH

Regimental number15737
Place of birthCampbell Town, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLinesman
Marital statusWidowed
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 10.5"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinSister, Henrietta Blanche Terry, Slateford, Plenty, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Tasmania volunteers; 2 years in the Mounted Infantry, South African (Boer) War.
Enlistment date15 October 1917
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameAustralian Army Service Corps, October 1917 Reinforcements
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board SS Indarra on 26 November 1917
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll37th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919
Discharge date18 July 1919
Other details

War service: embarked Melbourne, 26 November 1917; disembarked Suez, 27 December 1917.

Marched in to AASC Training Depot, Moascar, 16 January 1918.

Marched out to Australian Mounted Division Train, 28 March 1918; taken on strength, 37th Company, AASC, in the field, 29 March 1918, and appointed Driver.

Admitted to 66th Casualty Clearing Station, 28 October 1918 (gonorrhoea), and reverted to Trooper; transferred to 4th Convalescent Recovery Station, 30 October 1918; to 32nd convalescent hospital, Beirut, 1 November 1918; to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 11 November 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 49 days; condition rediagnosed as subaceous cyst, 15 December 1918, and forfeiture of pay ceased; discharged to duty, 23 December 1918.

Found guilty, 30 December 1918, of (1) drunkenness; (2) overstaying pass from 2130 to 2330: awarded 7 days' confined to camp, and forfeited 10 days' pay.

Admitted to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, 7 January 1919 (not yet diagnosed); discharged to 10 days' sick leave, 19 January 1919; granted 7 days' leave extension, 29 January 1919.

Commenced return to Australia from Suez on board HT 'Khyber', 10 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 21 May 1919; discharged (medically unfit), Hobart, 18 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, BLYTH George Herbert

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